The horrors of pet food market: What Every dog and cat owner should know
Some of the ingredients that end in the business animal feed is very offensive. In addition, many of which will not appear on labels and are the other hidden in terms like "meat meal 'and "Meat byproducts. How is this possible? Pet Food company is highly regulated. As Ann Martin, author of pet food for a dream, wrote in his article The Pet Food Industry and governments dubious practices of the United States and Canada to regulate the labeling of food, name and address of the company, the product weight, and if made for a dog or cat – nothing more.
The meat used in pet food may be extremely low grade and unfit for human consumption. In short, s '4 D' (dead, sick, disabled and dying), these may include roadkill, zoo animals infected meat and cancer.
In providing the ingredients are very hot and processed, destruction of evidence nutrients and enzymes, added powerful conservatives that do not appear on the labels. These include stabilizers such as fatty BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (hydroxytolulene butyl), which are known to cause dysfunction of liver and kidney, and ethoxyquin, a suspected carcinogen. foodstuffs Semi-moist dog may also contain glycol propylene, a report of ethylene glycol (antifreeze), which can destroy the red blood cells.
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Although the reports is not the case, it is recorded that dogs and cats have been completed in foods for dogs and cats. In his 1990 article How Dogs and cats are recycled into pet food, John Eckhouse, a reporter's inquiry, wrote: "Every year, millions of dead American dogs and cats are treated with billions of pounds of animal source materials companies known as renderers. The finished products – tallow and bone meal – serve as field premiums for thousands of items that include cosmetics and pet food.
Dr. Wendell Belfield weterianry medicine in food is not worthy of an animal (Earth Island Journal, 1996) reported that "federal agencies and the public, including the Food and Drug Administration and medical groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and California Veterinary Medical Association, confirm that pets, on a regular basis, are made after death in shelters or deleted by the health authorities, and the final product often find their place in the pet food.
The very use of cereals in the pet food is questionable, because the grains are poorly adapted to the physiology Digestive carnivores. This is especially true of cats that are obligatory carnivores and meet their needs glucose for amino acids in their diet. In addition, grains used in dog and cat foods may contain mycotoxins, fungi that can cause chronic health problems and even death in humans and domestic animals. As the grains used in pet foods are low grade, they are treated in the family process and therefore are often left where insects, mites and molds can grow mycotoxic.
The consumption of dead mites can cause skin allergies. If your pet has skin allergies, change your diet before resorting to steroids that can severely detrimental to your pets health.
mycotoxins aflatoxin poisoning, commonly grows on corn and other Food has reported more than 50 years. Vomotoxin is another of mycotoxins in wheat products. When high doses of mycotoxins can cause cancer and even rapid death in continuous small amounts can weaken the immune system and organs damage over time, leading to conditions of chronic long-term health.
Recently, in late 2005, more than 100 dogs have died in the U.S. due to aflatoxin in pet food, with about 19 brands of dog food being recalled diamonds. It is likely, there were many more deaths than reported, and that attacks aflatoxins in the liver, is likely to survive dogs can develop chronic liver disease or liver cancer in the future.
Pentobarbital sodium toxin, a chemical used to euthanize animals and animals has been found in commercial pet food. Center U.S. Food and Drug Administration of Veterinary Medicine has conducted two studies (1998 and 2000) to test the pentobarbital. Of the 74 samples analyzed, more than half were found to contain pentobarbital. Moreover, any of 43 marks and product lines that have tested positive alerted to his presence on their labels.
The FDA researchers also tested the food for the presence dogs or cats, but now, no report. It is believed that pentobarbital residues entering the food for the animals slaughtered, rendered cattle or horses.
The FDA said that small amounts of drugs found in these foods were harmless, but not all veterinarians agree. long-term continuous dosing, even low levels may increase the occurrence of chronic and degenerative diseases.
Apart from toxins and commercial food ingredients, ill-treatment and products rich in carbohydrates in any way coincide with the dogs and cats have eaten natural systems in the wild state. They are inadequate and poorly adapted to canine and feline species physiology. I recommend a healthy lifestyle at home, raw or natural diet alternative global optimum health and well being of your dog and cat. Before embarking on a raw foods (also called BARF – "biologically adequate raw food), to fully investigate the area for the first time as the balance nutrition is essential.
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